Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The year 2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the festival.

This year's film festival begins with the Feature-Length Films Weekend on Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31. Regular programming runs Saturday, October 30, through Sunday, November 7. On Sunday evening, the international jury will announce the Best of the Festival Award Winners.

What is the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour?
Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival and goes on tour. The host organization in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of their community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers.

The world tour spans the globe, making its way from Austria to Argentina and from Iceland to India. The world tour spans the globe reaching over 200,000 audience members in 30 countries and 360 locations with over 550 screenings.

Many of the tour screenings benefit an outdoor program, community cause, or a nonprofit organization. Some of the causes supported by the tour are bursaries for outdoor pursuits, adventure programs for disadvantaged children, search and rescue operations, climbing clubs, youth ski programs, and trail maintenance groups.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival website lists the World Tour locations and local contact details at

Within Our Region
The Banff Mountian Festival is being brought to Keyano Theatre by the  Fort McMurray Public Library for two nights this January. On January 13 and 14, starting at 7:30 PM you'll enjoy a two hour screening of the best films submitted by Canadian, Australian and American film makers. Each night will feature different films, so to see them all you must attend both Thursday and Friday.The selected films encompass a variety of mountain and adventure sports, human journeys, culture and even some humourous stories as well.

Tickets can be purchased at Keyano Theatre box office or online, click here to be taken to the Keyano Box Office site.

Thursday, January 13 at 7:30pm
Brought to you by the Fort McMurray Public Library and Northland Forest Products
Friday, January 14 at 7:30pm
Brought to you by the Fort McMurray Public Library

Adult: $20
Student/Seniors: $15

For more information contact: Carolyn Murray Marketing Manager 780-743-7807

Email: carolyn.murray@fmpl.

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